CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2016
The immeasurable role African Americans have had in making the United States the strong nation it is today cannot be fully recognized in one short month. However, one fact remains clear: Black history is American history. This February, we highlight the titans of African-American history: Marylanders Harriet Tubman and Thurgood Marshall, icons including Dr. Martin Luther King and Dr. Dorothy Height, and contemporary heroes like John Lewis and Mae Jemison. We also celebrate the countless men and women whose names will never grace the history books, those who fought each day for freedom and equality, those who pushed the limits of innovation and those who endured and overcame hardships over the centuries.